Ride Day Details


Tour de Bonnechere 2017

Start Times: The 100 km and the 60 km routes will have a split start time. The 100 km riders will be first on the road with an 8:00am departure and the 65 km riders will follow departing at 9:00am.

Date:
August 20, 2017

Times:
150 km Riders - 6:30am sign in, 7:00am Briefing & Departure
100 km Riders - 7:00am sign in, 7:45am Briefing & 8:00 Departure
60 km Riders - 8:00-8:45am sign in, 8:45am Briefing & 9:00 Departure
18 km Family Ride - 8:00-8:45am sign in, 9:15am Briefing & Departure
Other Events:
-Elders from the Anishaanabe Cultural Circle will provide Opening prayers and smudging for those who wish to participate before the 100k and 60k rides.
-MyFM will be onsite from 11am-12pm

Location:
Legion Field Park, Eganville, Ont. (S. end of Eganville, Hwy 512 towards Foymount) 
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What is it:

A timed self supported tour – challenge yourself to ride the short course in 2.5 hours, the century ride in 3.5 hours, the epic Canada 150th ride in under 5 hours, or the scenic family tour to Bonnechere Caves (including a guided tour of the caves) . Enjoy riding the scenic back roads of Bonnechere Valley with like minded people at whatever pace you choose.

Cost:

150k, 100k or 60k Ride
All riders -  $45  *Includes event t-shirt for all registrations received on, or before, July 31, 2017.

Family Ride
Adults (16+) & Youth (6-15) - $20 
Child (0-5) -  $10
*Both Include entrance to the Bonnechere Caves 
** If interested, event t-shirts can be ordered for $20 in advance through the Zone 4 registration. T-shirts must be ordered before July 31, 2017.

Note: All participants are required to sign a participation agreement and waiver at the time of registration. This form is included in your Zone4 Online Registration.

Registration: 

Registration is now open for 2017 and will  take place online through Zone 4.  Link to Zone 4 - Click Here . See the "Registration" tab on this site for more information.
Lunch:
Our famous potluck BBQ! We will be BBQ’ing burgers and hot dogs – you bring your own chilled beverages and a pot luck contribution to feed 10 people. Ideas to contribute to the potluck are sliced fruit or veggies, chips/dip, salads (such as potato salad, coleslaw, quinoa), cookies, squares... whatever you would snack on after a long ride. This way we will have tons of food, a lovely spot to hang out, and loads of door prizes to give away, compliments of GearHeads. Bring your own water and lawn chair. There are washrooms on site.
* You are encouraged to take a tour of the nearby Bonnechere Caves after the ride. There is a great swimming spot upstream of the caves for those looking for a refreshing dip.
The ride:
The loops are self supported. Bring a tube and pump, lots of water and money for snacks (if you stop at a store). Maps will be provided, and the route intersections will be marked. Details are below. The course and BBQ will close at 2pm.
To Do List:

1.       Register on Zone 4 before August 19th, 2017. We are doing our own food to keep cost down, so we need to plan accordingly. 

2.       Prep your bike and bring appropriate water, food and repair gear. Helmets are mandatory. Remember, this is a self-supported tour!

3.       Bring a pot luck snack for 10 people. Ideas: cookies, squares, veggies, fruit, salad, pasta salad, chips... anything goes!

4.       Arrive at Eganville's Legion Field Park at the appropriate time. It is a half hour drive from Pembroke/Petawawa.